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Events Calendar

Conferences/public lectures

The Centre normally holds 3 one-two day conferences in the academic year, and may host others,  as well as offering public lectures.  The Stephen Copley lecture is held annually, and CECS staff have given papers for the York Festival of Ideas.

Research Seminars

Where the CECS community of staff and students gather to hear and debate the latest research about the eighteenth century. Centre research seminars are held regularly in term time on Tuesdays at 4.30pm in KG/07 at the King's Manor.

Postgraduate Forum

The CECS Postgraduate Forum is a student-lead interdisciplinary research group that meets to listen to and discuss papers from fellow York postgrads, students from other universities, and visiting professors, in a relaxed and friendly environment.


Forthcoming Events

Previous events

A Library for Yorkshire: The Petyts and their World

Thursday 20 June 2024

This symposium will bring together some of the top scholars of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, considering the context of early modern libraries, the Skipton of the Petyt brothers, and the political, legal and intellectual world of the two brothers.

Apostrophe as a Theory of History

Tuesday 11 June 2024

More details to follow

The Writer's Craft: Novel Making in the Eighteenth Century

Friday 31 May 2024

DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. More information to come.

Frances Burney’s Cecilia and Digital Humanities

Tuesday 28 May 2024

More information to come